Publications

ISW in Brief: The Status of Current Operations in Libya

March 30, 2011 - Maggie Rackl

Since March 19, 2011, U.S. and Coalition airstrikes have been targeting Libyan military forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

Haqqani Network Influence in Kurram and its Implications for Afghanistan (CTC Sentinel)

March 29, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Haqqani Network is important not only because of its tactical & operational proficiency, but because it links foreign terrorists like al Qaeda to operations inside Afghanistan.

ISW in Brief: Trouble Ahead in Afghanistan's East?

March 16, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

Insurgents in the eastern province of Nangarhar recently perpetrated one of the most vicious attacks against Afghan civilians in recent memory.

The U.S. in Iraq Beyond 2011: A Diminishing But Still Vital Role

February 15, 2011 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

The United States’ position in Iraq recalls Henry Stimson’s warning: “The construction of a stable peace is a longer, more complex, and greater task than the relatively simple work of war-making.”

Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Changing Face of Uzbek Militancy (Small Wars Journal)

February 14, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

Although Uzbek militants have been active in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1990s, little attention has been paid to these fighters.

Some Taliban Are Just Too Hard to Turn by Jeffrey Dressler

February 8, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

The Quetta Shura Taliban (QST)& their senior leadership is distinct from the Haqqani Network, which operates primarily from the southeastern provinces of Khost, Paktia & Paktika, all the way to Kabul.

An Interim Assessment on the Campaign for Regaining Momentum in Helmand Province (Small Wars Journal)

February 1, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

Interview with Jeffrey Dressler by Octavian Manea, Small Wars Journal

Uzbek Militancy in Pakistan's Tribal Region

January 27, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been active in the Pakistani tribal region since late 2001, where it reconstituted after fighting alongside the Taliban.

Uzbek Militancy in Pakistan's Tribal Region

January 27, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has been active in the Pakistani tribal region since late 2001, where it reconstituted after fighting alongside the Taliban.

The lack of a vision for Afghanistan in the State of the Union (The Hill Congress Blog)

January 26, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was insightful both for what was said, but also, what was not.

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